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MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER

4.0 26 Reviews

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Details

Execute rigorous mountain athletics workouts with the lightweight support and protection of this minimally structured training shoe that's reinforced in high-wear zones and finished with grippy Vibram® soles. Pebax® CRADLE™ technology in the low-profile midsole offers exceptional energy return for a springy feel and impact protection for enhanced stability. FlashDry™ fibers in the lining and breathable Ultra Airmesh make socks optional.

Benefits

Breathable
Breathable

Reflective
Reflective

Wicking
Wicking

Features

  • Minimal training shoe that's reinforced in high-wear zones
  • Upper: FlashDry™ upper wicks away sweat to keep you dry and reduces risk of getting blisters
  • Rubber toe cap for added protection
  • Breathable and protective Ultra Airmesh
  • Reflective webbing for visibility in low-light conditions
  • EVA footbed for lightweight comfort
  • Pebax® plate and CRADLE™ provide energy return and proper foot placement
  • Injection-molded EVA midsole
  • Exclusive Vibram® rubber outsole
  • Designed for runners with a neutral stride

Product Specifications

Style:
C554
Approx Weight:
1/2 Pair: 9.6 oz (271 g) / Pair: 1 lb 3 oz (542 g) *based on Men’s 9
Source:
Imported
Guarantee:
Limited-one year warranty

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TheNorthFaceMEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

69%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Pros

  • Breathable (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Wicking (4)
  • Reflective (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)
  • Wear out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Training (5)
  • Running (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Light weight Magnificence

I normally buy north face products as a necessity for work since I work outdoors 180 plus days a year in hot weather and freezing weather as a forestry surveyor. The lightest north face...Read complete review

I normally buy north face products as a necessity for work since I work outdoors 180 plus days a year in hot weather and freezing weather as a forestry surveyor. The lightest north face shoe I wear is the gore tex hedge hog trail runner as a necessity because of harsh wet terrain, but I was looking for a nice every day summer/hot weather trainer and I found the ultra kilowatt trainer to be a perfect shoe for every day use. I live in El Paso Tx and Chicago both have nasty summer s chicago is hot and humid and El Paso is just plain hot. These shoe are very breathable lightweight and comfortable, I train 4 time a week and this is only shoe I need at the gym but this shoe goes beyond the gym this shoe looks good is comfortable and very well ventilated, this is all I wear lately I had a chance to put these though some boulder hopping and craig climbing at Hueco Tanks this weekend and they were just flawless. The shoe kept my feet cool and dry. I highly recommend this shoe for training and hot weather and light hiking.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Failed at 10

I purchased the Ultra Kilowatt gray/zinnia size 10 on July 20th, received them July 25th and started wearing them the next day. Thought I had found the perfect shoe for light...Read complete review

I purchased the Ultra Kilowatt gray/zinnia size 10 on July 20th, received them July 25th and started wearing them the next day. Thought I had found the perfect shoe for light hikes...but after about 10 treks I noticed the fabric was starting to tear where it meets the rubber toe guard. Very disappointed in this product. Never have I had a shoe fall apart after 10 wearings. Unexceptionable North Face.

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1.0

Fabric tears near toes

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Trendy

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Grippy Sole
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Fabric Tears
  • Poor Quality
  • Wear Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Running

Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

First bought the shoe and it was honestly the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I liked them so much that I actually placed another order for the same shoe 2 weeks later figured I will have another pair when these wear out (and they were on a big sale). After a month of wear I am utterly disappointed in the shoe. The fabric started to tear near the toes. I contacted NF and they sent me a replacement. Fine. Figured that is it old pair had a flaw. Guess what happened a month later? Same issue. The fabric is a design flaw, they should reinforce the toe area better cause if it were not for that, this would be the best shoe I have ever owned. This is not a deal breaker for me since their customer service is outstanding, but I will wait until there are reviews for the shoe first before buying them.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
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1.0

Not durable at all.

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Conservative

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Wear Out Quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

    This shoe wore out quicker than any shoe I have ever owned. It started to develop holes in the top of the shoe after only a handfulk of wearings. I will never by North Face shoes again.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for Wearing
     
    1.0

    .99 cent flip flops more durable

    By 

    from lewiston, ID

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Wear Out Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

      Very comfortable shoe. Not durable at all, mesh upper tearing where it meets rubber toe guard after only 2 weeks of use. I want my money back!

       
      5.0

      Best out of all the shoes I've purchased for rugged climates

      By 

      from Ohio

      Pros

      • Great Cushion And Comfort
      • Rugged Terrain Ideal
      • Very lightweight

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

        I work in rugged climates. This will be my last and only purchase. As a former U.S. Marine and then some, I have went through so many combat, desert boots to hiking shoes. This pair of shoes exceeds my expectations, very mobile for the soles when it comes to rugged terrain and weather conditions. It's a must buy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not worth the money

        By 

        from Wichita, KS

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good grip

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running
          • Training

          Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

          I swooned over these shoes for weeks before convincing myself (and my wife) they were worth $120. They are very comfortable shoes and the grip from the Vibram sole is great. However, the mesh upper is junk. After owning these for three months, with a normal amount of wear on them, I can see my sock through holes where the now shredded mesh meets the toe cap. I would not suggest paying $120 for these shoes. Dissatisfied.

           
          4.0

          solid athletic shoes

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Site Member

          Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

          The soles promote full foot activity and give an athletic feel. I work as a personal trainer and these are great for 8 hours on your feet demonstrating different exercises. Only a few weeks old but they seem like solid training sneakers.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Men's Ultra Kilowatt trainer

          By 

          from South San Francisco California

          Site Member

          Pros

          • breathable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Training

            Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

            I don't really use this shoes for any training just for casual walking and I noticed I rip on the mesh in front of the shoe. I own many northface shoes but this is the first time that an almost new shoes got ripped easily.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            kilowatt trainer

            By 

            from chicago, il

            Site Member

            Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

            nice and comfortable......more agile then the FREE shoes a lot of others wear. I like this for am walks and pretty much anywhere, anytime

             
            5.0

            Good Shoes

            By 

            from Virginia

            Site Member

            Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

            Ordered these shoes over the holidays. They arrived within the specified time. these are very nice shoes. The eyelets are nice and reinforced. I have had issues with other brands eyelets tearing... These shoes are true to size, comfortable right when you put them on and they look great!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great light weight shoe

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Site Member

            Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

            I bought these to replace my New Balance Minimalists. At first they felt a little tight but after loosening them up and wearing for a few days, they're perfect. Good tread and breathe well. I'd buy again for sure.

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